Monday, 25 July 2011

To Vegetarian, or not to Vegetarian..?

After four months of a meat-free lifestyle, this evening I decided after much deliberation to eat meat. Chicken in fact. I was somewhat nervous, as I had not tasted meat for a good while.

I must say that I was unable to finish my meal. The point is, I was overwhelmingly disappointed with myself. I became vegetarian to prove I could do it. However, over the past few months I have gained so much pride and experience from my newfound diet. For the past two years I have slowly come to realise that animals and humans are equal. Whether, you believe in a form of Divine creation or evolution, human beings and animals deserve the same rights and liberties. Just because the human race is the most powerful and influential species on earth, (in my eyes) does not mean we have the rights and ownership of other species - I know many of you will disagree and I can rightly understand this, but for the near future I have decided to live my life in a way that affects the existence of other species as little as possible. For this reason, and this reason alone I have decided to re-continue my diet of vegetarianism.

Ollie

Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Kindness of Strangers

Travelling

Today as I travelled back from Aberystwyth I truly absorbed the benefits of human kindness. Funnily enough, an Aber local and myself were both travelling to Milton Keynes.

This lady kept me well fed with biscuits and soft mints and after (frankly) a bad month, I finally realise that my upset due to recent events is nothing compared to the kindness That has been shown by friends, family and even strangers! What a brilliant thing life is!

Thanks :)